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Please Review OE "Send", "Drafts", and "Outbox" Options

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Jack1000, Sep 5, 2003.

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

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    Guys,

    I am a little confused with regard to some of the mail options in Outlook Express. (I have version 6) What is the difference between the "Drafts" and "Outbox" folders?

    Further how does the "Send Later" option work from the file menu? I always thought that "Send Later" was the same as using "Drafts" but what happend was that I was doing an e-mail, went to Drafts, or clicked on "Send Later" or Outbox and then after I clicked on "Send" doing a regular send, I checked my Sent folder and about 3 copies of the same message were delivered to the same person! (I only sent one message-not 3!)

    What is the deal with the "Outbox" folder? Apparently that is not like the Drafts folder....correct?

    What's the difference between doing a Save, Save As, and Send Later with regard to OE functions? If I want to save a message that isn't done yet, which of these 3 options should I use? (I.e, I want the message to go to the Drafts folder for example and stay there until I TELL OE to send it.) I think whatever I did above was that I modified my message and then click on where it just automatically sent next time I opened the message. A review of these features would be helpful!

    Just for the record, I also use Yahoo Mail and find that so much easier!

    Jack
     
  2. Davey7549

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    Jack
    To save an E-Mail to your Drafts folder for work on later then you use the File\Save option.
    If you wish to save the E-Mail in another format such as .EML or .TXT or .HTM then you use the Save as function. You will also be required to specify a folder to save in or use its "My Documents" default.
    Send later function if only one e-mail account exists will place the e-mail in the outbox and send it the next time you click on the send receive button. If you have multiple accounts then you can specify which account to send it from.

    Dave
     
  3. skyman

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